Family and Relationships Services (FaRS) Practitioner Relationships Australia Queensland


About Us

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities.  We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion. Find out more about our values, benefits and employee experience by watching this video!

About the role

We are currently seeking applications for the  permanent part time (18.75 hours per week) role of Family and Relationships Services (FaRS) Practitioner, located at our Eight Mile Plains venue. 

The purpose of this role is providing a high standard of family and relationship counselling interventions to individuals, couples and families, including children. This role will be working primarily with couples and therefore experience with couples counselling is essential.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Conduct client intake, risk and needs assessment with all clients;
  • Apply knowledge of life span and development theory and issues relevant to life transitions to the individual, couple and/or families (e.g., issues surrounding relationship formation and marriage, separating or remarrying, transition to parenthood, parenting different age children, retirement);
  • Apply a systems theory framework and other evidence-based interventions for assisting individuals, couples and families meet their service delivery goals as appropriate;
  • Recommend appropriate interventions to clients based on their presenting issues, their history, risk assessment, the impact of presenting issues on any children in the family, and their service delivery goals;
  • Maintain confidentiality and understand the limits of confidentiality particularly as they apply to clinical risk management and duty of care matters;
  • Maintain client files, case notes and risk management documentation as per organisational policy and procedure;
  • Understand and meet legislative and funding requirements including collecting and recording statistical data in a timely and accurate manner.

Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note you may be required to work an evening shift which can be between the hours of 10:30am and 8pm weekly, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements”

About you

To be successful in this position, you will

  • Possess appropriate undergraduate qualifications in Behavioural Science, Psychology, Counselling or Social Work
  • Demonstrated experience and theoretical knowledge and application of Family Systems theories, evidence-based interventions for couples relationship work, developmental psychological theories and theories
  • Demonstrated experience and theoretical knowledge in application of practice frameworks for working with family violence.
  • Previous experience in the delivery of counselling to couples and/or families, across the lifespan, coupled with knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations relating to relationships counselling.

What We Can Offer You!

The salary being offered is between $80,963.63 to $ 87,125.54 per annum pro rata, to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation. We also offer our employees as follows:

  • Work-life balance
  • Additional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leave
  • A supportive team environment and opportunity for professional development
  • Salary packaging options available of up to $15,900, which will significantly increase the value of take-home pay
  • Paid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discounts

How to Apply

To apply, send us your resume and a cover letter, outlining your demonstrated experience in each area by clicking Apply Now!

We will be reviewing applications as they’re received, so we encourage you to submit your application now!

Applications close at 4pm on 27 October 2023.



Relationships Australia Queensland

Job Salary

Part time